I wonder what the odds are of talking one of them to visit for my 18 miler this weekend? Anyone? 😉
I was a little sad to head out on my run this morning in my same old, boring neighborhood instead of the beautiful Lake Michigan waterfront I had been spoiled with over the weekend. Still I made it work and actually managed a killer run. I’m slowly gaining my speed back and it feels great. 8:30 min/miles? pshh…. I got this!
About a mile into my run I saw about a dozen or so police cars blocking my path with flashing lights, caution tape – the whole nine yards. I stopped to see if it was ok if I passed them on the grass (they said it was fine) and saw what looked like two pretty banged up cars -one sitting in the ditch and the other in the middle of the road. I asked if everything was ok and they told me it was just an accident and to enjoy my run.
It was a little disheartening to turn my tv on later that morning to see a reporter reporting live from the accident scene I had ran by a couple of hours before. Turns out everything wasn’t ok. A person had apparently been killed on impact during the accident and the roads were still blocked as they sorted through the wreckage.
Scenes like that are constant reminders that life is just too short. I can’t even imagine what would have happened if I had been running by that exact same spot only a half hour earlier. Scary. :/
Breakfast this morning was one of my favorite post-run treats.
Toasted left over frozen waffle with honey peanut butter, preserves, and granola.
And a Pluot on the side. 🙂
Have you ever witnessed an accident before?
I’ll never forget when a group of friends and I were driving to Ft. Lauderdale from Tallahassee a few years ago. Everything was fine until the SUV in front of us started weaving back and forth out of no where. In a matter of seconds the SUV made a sharp right turn and front flipped into the woods. It was late and the driver had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel! We immediately stopped, called 911, and helped the four guys out of the SUV. It was scary, but thankfully everyone was ok.